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Forum: Flash (External) Jun 6, 2008, 1:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,119
Posted By geriatric
As shown by K CAN the hammerhead is the way to...

As shown by K CAN the hammerhead is the way to go. A hammerhead even on reduced power can give a lot of adequate flash`s. For instance my Sunpak and Canon 5d will give 20+ shots on one charge.
Forum: Studio Lighting, Flash & Other May 13, 2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,748
Posted By geriatric
SAMS STROBES is a good place to start. I have...

SAMS STROBES is a good place to start. I have made a few for front flash etc, but the high voltage/capacitor parts are as rare as hens teeth here.
Forum: Image & Film Scanners Apr 12, 2008, 2:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,882
Posted By geriatric
Having 3 Minolta dual scanners and versions 2 and...

Having 3 Minolta dual scanners and versions 2 and 3, plus 3 Epson flatbeds 4870, rx 520, rx 620. I compared them for quality prints. The first thing is the Minoltas are 35mm only and the Epson 4870...
Forum: Flash (External) Feb 26, 2008, 1:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,406
Posted By geriatric
There are many attachments for a flash, for on...

There are many attachments for a flash, for on the day shooting. Mini soft box`s to fit over the flashgun or bounce flash to fitabove the flashgun
Forum: Flash (External) Feb 26, 2008, 1:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 66,952
Posted By geriatric
A bit of know how and you can make a safe sync...

A bit of know how and you can make a safe sync very cheaply. Paramount cords show one for a studio flash, which is easier still to make. :cool:
Forum: Tips & Tricks Feb 10, 2008, 1:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,615
Posted By geriatric
Sorry about that :mad:

Sorry about that :mad:
Forum: Tips & Tricks Feb 10, 2008, 1:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,615
Posted By geriatric
granthagen wrote:

granthagen wrote:
Forum: Tips & Tricks Feb 10, 2008, 1:37 AM
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Posted By geriatric
granthagen wrote:

granthagen wrote:
Forum: Tips & Tricks Feb 10, 2008, 1:36 AM
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Views: 9,615
Posted By geriatric
granthagen wrote:

granthagen wrote:
Forum: Tips & Tricks Feb 10, 2008, 1:36 AM
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Views: 9,615
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granthagen wrote:

granthagen wrote:
Forum: General Discussion Jan 20, 2008, 2:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By geriatric
Alan T wrote: I assume the tiger was in a cage...

Alan T wrote:
I assume the tiger was in a cage :lol:
Forum: Flash (External) Jan 1, 2008, 1:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,854
Posted By geriatric
Looks to me like a lunch box with a hole in for...

Looks to me like a lunch box with a hole in for the flash head. :cool:
Forum: Flash (External) Nov 21, 2007, 6:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,156
Posted By geriatric
a20010494 wrote: Me, I would bin it.

a20010494 wrote:
Me, I would bin it.
Forum: Flash (External) Nov 21, 2007, 6:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By geriatric
VTphotog wrote: Tubes require a very high...

VTphotog wrote:
Tubes require a very high voltage to trigger the flash, usually Kv`s, but is only a spike, but will damage the camera. The way designers got around this was the use of a thyristor...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Oct 29, 2007, 2:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,144
Posted By geriatric
First, the closer you are the shallower the DOF....

First, the closer you are the shallower the DOF. Therefore the aperture must be stopped right down. If using flash and the front lens is close to the subject, a front flash is a must.
Forum: Flash (External) Oct 29, 2007, 2:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 17,841
Posted By geriatric
Safe sync`s are very simple to make, 1 PNP...

Safe sync`s are very simple to make, 1 PNP transistor , 3 resistors , 1 capacitor and a 400v thyristor. power source is a battery 3 - 6v . The N----- in the woodpile is the male and female parts for...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 28, 2007, 1:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By geriatric
A clean scratch will not show on a shot. If the...

A clean scratch will not show on a shot. If the lens is chipped it could show a slight flare, so the answer is put a small spot of flat black paint onto the chip. A lens that is covered in fine...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 9, 2007, 5:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By geriatric
tclune wrote: Hi, agreed , as my name implies I...

tclune wrote: Hi, agreed , as my name implies I fall into that category. All lens`s are capable of macro providing you move the lens away from the body. I have a Canon bellows ,but it is BL mounts ....
Forum: Flash (External) Aug 23, 2007, 1:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By geriatric
Hi KCan, glad to see you are still around. Forgot...

Hi KCan, glad to see you are still around. Forgot to mention using an isolating transformer 240 in 240 out is much safer, no smell of burning hair. :cool:
Forum: Flash (External) Aug 23, 2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By geriatric
This is the circuit that I drew up. Notice that...

This is the circuit that I drew up. Notice that the input is straight from the mains(240v). Very dangerous. If 110 volts it would require a voltage doubler to give 300+ volts DCto the anode of the...
Forum: Flash (External) Aug 23, 2007, 6:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By geriatric
Its a bit techy to understand if you are not into...

Its a bit techy to understand if you are not into electronics, best to stick to your purchase. I am showing the twin flash firing.
Forum: Flash (External) Aug 23, 2007, 2:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By geriatric
Here is a test that the camera and flash are in...

Here is a test that the camera and flash are in sync. A shot was taken of the flash when the camera was fired. Kind of like shooting yourself in the foot
Forum: Flash (External) Aug 23, 2007, 2:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By geriatric
Hi Tubes are obtained from Maplins. The CD...

Hi

Tubes are obtained from Maplins. The CD is any one you are sick of hearing :cool:
Forum: Flash (External) Aug 21, 2007, 1:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By geriatric
Made the attachment to big.

Made the attachment to big.
Forum: Flash (External) Aug 21, 2007, 1:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,246
Posted By geriatric
Made up this front flash gizmo for macro. It uses...

Made up this front flash gizmo for macro. It uses two small flash tubes. It will give acceptable for 1:1 macro (f40 at 4 inch`s.) giving a DOF of 5mm
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